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 Meanings and Examples of ACCOUNTING
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accounting
 n.  system that provides quantitative information about finances
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  There is no accounting for luck; Jove gives prosperity to rich and poor just as he chooses, so you must take what he has seen fit to send you, and make the best of it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
2  Nothing had ever suggested it before, but they felt that there was no other way of accounting for such attentions from such a quarter than by supposing a partiality for their niece.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 44
3  Thus far there was no difficulty in accounting for his time--there were boys who had seen a man "acting sort of crazy" and motorists at whom he stared oddly from the side of the road.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
4  There's no accounting for tastes and I've always heard the Irish were partial to pigs--kept them under their beds, in fact.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  There is no accounting for tastes.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
6  It gives a fairly good account of the affair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
7  Each had a long account of the affair, and some had leaders upon it in addition.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
8  If the man is caught, it will be on account of their exertions; if he escapes, it will be in spite of their exertions.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
9  This last was too much, however, and I gave him notice to leave on account of it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
10  He was reading a brown-backed volume, but as the crowd approached he laid it aside, and listened attentively to an account of the episode.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
11  The victims of persecution had now turned persecutors on their own account, and persecutors of the most terrible description.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
12  As to what occurred there, we cannot do better than quote the old hunter's own account, as duly recorded in Dr. Watson's Journal, to which we are already under such obligations.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
13  I've done my work now, and I don't care how soon I go, but I should like to leave some account of the business behind me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
14  I can vouch for the accuracy of the subjoined account, for I have had access to Lestrade's note-book, in which the prisoner's words were taken down exactly as they were uttered.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
15  When he finished we sat for some minutes in a stillness which was only broken by the scratching of Lestrade's pencil as he gave the finishing touches to his shorthand account.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
Example Sentence: (190 in 13 pages)
16  Some banks charge if you access your account to determine your balance.
17  Happiness takes no account of time.
18  An eyewitness account described the plane as a "fireball".
19  I don't have a bank account.
20  Jack could not account for his foolish mistake.
21  The store debited his account for the purchase.
22  My bank account is in the red.
23  The book gives an admirably succinct account of the technology and its history.
24  She gave an accurate account of the case.
25  I was called to account for my conduct by the headmistress.
26  He prefaced the diaries with a short account of how they were discovered.
27  His current account was seriously overdrawn.
28  I paid the cheque into my savings account.
29  Switch to an interest-paying current account and stay in credit.
30  We invested the money in a high-interest bank account.